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Can an Employer Mandate Vaccination in the Workplace?
On September 15, 2021, the government of Alberta declared a state of public health emergency for Alberta. Some prior restrictions were implemented such as mandatory masking and physical distancing and a new Restriction Exemption Program (REP) was implemented.
Updates to the Employment Standards Code: Job protected leaves for COVID-19
As of April 21, 2021, the Government of Alberta amended the Employment Standards Code. Effective immediately, all working Albertans are allowed to access a minimum of 3 hours paid leave to get each dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Some key things to note: this is regardless of length of service; it …
4 Things to Consider Before Terminating an Employee During COVID-19
The global outbreak of COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on many businesses across Alberta. Businesses are facing incredible economic difficulty in attempting to keep their doors open, with many employers considering terminating employees. Here are a few things employers should keep in mind when …